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Michael Dawson: The Consumer Trap: Big Business Marketing in American Life

Bg Brother is alive and well and working for Madison Avenue. Michael Dawson tells us what the media won’t, how Big Business brainwashes citizens into consumers and undermines democracy. Everyone who fears the Thought Police should read this brilliant exposé.”–John Stauber, coauthor of Toxic Sludge Is Good for You: Lies, Damn Lies, and the Public Read more…

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Ted Morgan: What Really Happened to the 1960s: How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy

Table of Contents: 1.      The Past as Prologue: Distorted History – Declining Democracy 2.      Roots of the Sixties: Contradictions between Capitalism and Democracy in Postwar America 3.      An Awakening Democratic Dialectic: From Action to Empowerment in the 1960s 4.      Race, Class, and Gender: The Boundaries of Legitimate Media Discourse 5.      Vietnam and the Spheres of Read more…

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Michael Ho: The Vanishing Individual:

Book Review   The Vanishing Individual: A Voice From the Dustheap of History or How To Be Happy Without Being Hopeful by Wayne Burns Reviewed by: John Doheny Wayne Burns writes as a man who, because of his personal makeup, and the time and places and circumstances in which he grew up, found himself, some Read more…

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: Debunking Economics
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: Who’s Afraid of China

About 'Who's Afraid of China?' – If China suddenly democratised, would it cease being labelled as a threat? This provocative book argues that fears of China often say as much about those who hold them as they do about the rising power itself. It focuses not on the usual trope of economic and military might, Read more…

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: Policing Sexuality

About 'Policing Sexuality' Policing Sexuality explores the regulation of sexual behaviour and identity by nation states, and questions how and why states have sought to influence and control the sexuality of its citizens. Julian C. H. Lee presents both theoretical and ethnographic literature, distilling common themes and causes and presenting factors that contribute towards a Read more…

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: Congo Masquerade

About 'Congo Masquerade' – Congo Masquerade is about mismanagement, hypocrisy and powerlessness in what has proved to be one of Africa's most troublesome and volatile states. In this scathing study of catastrophic aid inefficiency, Trefon argues that whilst others have examined war and plunder in the Great Lakes region, none have yet evaluated the imported Read more…

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: Confronting Managerialism

About 'Confronting Managerialism' – Confronting Managerialism offers a scathing critique of the crippling influence of neoclassical economics and modern finance on business school teaching and management practice. In doing so, Locke and Spender show how business managers who were once well-regarded as custodians of the economic engines vital to our growth and social progress now Read more…

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: Women, Violence and Tradition

About 'Women, Violence and Tradition' – Is the practice of FGM on the rise in the UK and US? Why? What happens to religious and cultural traditions when they are taken from their context into a new, often secular, state? Women, Violence and Tradition is a fascinating look into the life histories of women from Read more…

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: Debunking Economics – Revised and Expanded Edition

About 'Debunking Economics' – Debunking Economics exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. When the original Debunking was published back in 2001, the market economy seemed invincible, and conventional 'neoclassical' economic theory basked in the limelight. Read more…

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